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CALLING CALDECOTT! NEWBERY! PULITZER!

Martin Ek, aged 7.5, would like to invite you to an exclusive web premiere of his masterpiece novel. As his mother, I'm eagerly donning my best prodigy agent-slash-manager hat. My kid blows me away! Prepare to be blown away yourself!



On the Road, or literally, "Out Traveling"


This is Morran.* He is mischievous.


"Today I shall go on an expedition," he said.


When he came to the lake, he met Anki**


"My, you look sad," said Morran.
"Mama gone"† said Anki.
†Anki is a baby.


"I will find her," said Morran. "Yes!" said Anki.


So, off they went.


On a long...


long...long...long...long...long...long...long...LONG...LONG...LONG...LONG...LONG...long...long...long...road


With danger...And excitement...


And love...And happiness.


Along came the train and they jumped on. "Train to Mama," said Anki. "He means the hospital." [said Morran] "Ok," said the engineer.


So they traveled a long...


long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...long...way.


And there, on the 2nd floor: "Mama" said Anki.


"My child!" said Mama. "It's a baby!"
THE END

*I asked Martin what Morran's name would be in English, but he said it was just his name. Morra is the snarling, growling sound that dogs or animals make. Morrhår is Swedish for "whisker." He's a mouse, so Whiskers might be an appropriate translation, but otherwise your guess is as good as mine.
**Anki is a common name for a duck. The word for duck in Swedish is and or anka.
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